Optimizing chemical-vapor-deposition diamond for nitrogen-vacancy center ensemble magnetometry
Author(s)Alsid, Scott T
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
Paola Cappellaro and Danielle A. Braje.
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The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond has emerged as a promising platform for high-sensitivity, vector magnetic field detection and high spatial resolution magnetic-field imaging due to its unique combination of optical and spin properties. NV diamond magnetometry has enabled a wide array of applications from the noninvasive measurement of a single neuron action potential to the mapping [mu]T-fields in [mu]m-size meteorite grains. To further improve the magnetic sensitivity of an ensemble NV magnetometer, the growth and processing of the host diamond must be taken into account. This thesis presents a systematic study of the effects of diamond processing on bulk chemical-vapor-deposition diamond. In particular, NV charge-state composition and spin decoherence times are measured for diamonds irradiated with 1 MeV electrons at doses of 1x1015-5x1019 e-/cm2 and thermally annealed at temperatures of 850°C and 1250°C. The study provides an optimal range for diamond processing and shows the quenching of the NV center at high irradiation dosage from the creation of additional vacancy-related defects.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2017.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-125).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Science and Engineering.